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How Much Was Shakespeare Worth?

In the eighth episode of Let's Talk Shakespeare we ask "How much was Shakespeare worth?"

Jennifer Reid

Most of the documents that survive about Shakespeare's life detail his business and financial dealings. In this episode we looks at what these documents can tell us about Shakespeare's worth at different points in his life, as well as where he got his money and what happened to it.

Image: The only surviving letter written to William Shakespeare is from Richard Quiney asking for a loan of £30.

This week's guests are:

- Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute
- Dr Elizabeth Dollimore, Outreach and Primary Learning Manager at the SBT
- Professor Stanley Wells, Honorary President of the SBT
- Dr Robert Bearman, Retired Head of Archives and Local Studies, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
- Dr Tara Hamling, University of Birmingham

If you want to get in touch, you can tweet us on @ShakespeareBT or using the hashtag #talkshakespeare.

Related Posts:

– The Quiney Letter
 How Did Shakespeare Make His Money?
 Shakespeare’s Money

Transcripts are forthcoming.